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ПРИЙМЕННИКИ - PREPOSITIONS (ВПРАВИ З ВІДПОВІДЯМИ)

 

 

 

ПРИЙМЕННИКИ (PREPOSITIONS) - ВПРАВИ З ВІДПОВІДЯМИ

 

 

 


1. Preposition Mistakes Exercise

A.  Find the mistakes in these sentences. Sometimes no preposition is needed.


1 He told to me that he liked it.
2 At the end we decided to go.
3 Jane was in the wedding.
4 They arrived to Paris without problems.
5 I went to Barcelona for visit a client.
6 She sat in front to us
7 I had dinner when I came back to home.
8 Yesterday she phoned to the USA.
9 I counted them one to one.
10 Apart of this, everything's fine.
11 I saw a good film in TV.
12 I asked to the doctor a question.
13 They I ive near to Al bacete.
14 Tonight there's a film of Paul Newman.
15 They laughed of him.
16 We went to a restaurant at my birthday.
17 I'm going to Cuenca on the weekend. 
18 I always get fat in Christmas.
19 She's in university.
20 I got to home very late.

 



Answers:

1     He told me that he liked it.
2     In the end we decided to go.
3     Jane was at the wedding.
4     They arrived In Paris without problems.
5     I went to Barcelona to visit a client.
6     She sat In front of us.
7     I had dinner when I came back home.
8     Yesterday she phoned trie USA.
9     I counted them one by one.
10      Apart from this, everything's fine.
11      I saw a good film on TV.
12      I asked the doctor a question.
13      They live near Albacete.
14      Tonight there's a film with Paul Newman.
15      They laughed at him.
16      We went to a restaurant on my birthday.
17      I'm going to Cuenca at the weekend.*
18      I always get fat at Christmas.
19      She's at university.
20   I got home very late.
* In North American English "...on the weekend" is correct

 

 

 

2. Fill the gaps with about at, in or to


  • arrive IN   - cities and сои nines
  • arrive AT - other pieces (work, scnooietc)
  • get TO      -  EVERYWHERE!!

1   George Ctaoney arrived............ Spain yesterday to promote his new movie.
2   I arrived................ Paris in time for lunch.
3   I got................. Paris in time for lunch.
4  They arrrved............... the airport two hours before the flight was due to leave.
5   We arrived................. the restaurant in time for lunch.
6   What time do you normally get........... the offce in the morning''
7   We were chatting............... the пеw neighbours over the fence.
8   He's always the last to hear............. what's going on around here.
9   If you don t stop laughing ..... me,  I'm going home.

 

 

1      George Clooney arrived in Spain yesterday to promote his new movie.
2      I arrived in Paris in time for lunch.
3      I got to Paris in time for lunch.
4      They arrived at the airport two hours before the flight was due to leave.I'm thinking about buying a new printer.
5      We arrived at the restaurant in time for lunch.. Are you listening to me?
6      What time do you normally get to the office in the morning?   What the heck are you talking about?
7      We were chatting about the new neighbours over the fence.
8      He's always the last to hear about what's going on around here.
9   If you don t stop laughing at me, I'm going home.

 

 

3.  Fill the gaps with at and in.


1 We normally go away......... Easter.
2 Bear mind that you should bring warm clothes when you go to Cork.
3 Cats do a lot of their hunting........ night.
4  the end Of the film they get divorced.
5 I hate it when people speak loudly on their mobiles....... public places.
6 ......... some point we'll have to decide what to do with our old computer.
7 Geoff's........ hospital having his appendix out.
8 Margery is a doctor........ the hospital.
9 I feel most comfortable....... the autumn.
10 Why don't we have a picnic........ the beach?
11 ........... the end we decided to stay in and watch a DVD.
12 Amorous couples usually sit........ the back row of the cinema.
13 Amorous couples usually sit........ the back of the cinema.
14 Sarah's living in New York......... the moment.
15 .......... one point I thought they were going to come to blows.
16 She's interested......... so many things that she's never bored.
17 There's a funny man hanging around......... the street.
18 Lucas the cat always gets......... the way when it's time for me to go.

 


1       We normally go away at Easter.
2       Bear in mind that you should bring warm clothes when you go to Cork.
3       Cats do a lot of their hunting at night.
4       At the end of the film they get divorced.
5       I hate it when people speak loudly on their mobiles in public places.
6       At some point, we'll have to decide what to do with our old computer.
7       Geoff's in hospital having his appendix out.
8       Margery is a doctor at the hospital.
9       l feel most comfortable in the autumn. 
10     Why don't we have a picnic at the beach?
11     In the end we decided to stay in and watch a DVD.
12     Amorous couples usually sit in the back row of the cinema.
13     Amorous couples usually sit at the back of the cinema.
14     Sarah's living in New York at the moment.
15     At one point I thought they were going to come to blows.
16     She's interested in so many things that she's never bored.
17     There's a funny man hanging around in the street
18     Lucas the cat always gets in the way when it's time for me to go.

 



AT
at Easter
at night
at the end of
at the hospital
at the moment

IN
bear in mind
in hospital
in the autumn (seasons)
in the end
in the way

 

 

 

4. Fill the gaps with either at or to.

1 It took them 3 hours to come............. a decision.
2 It took them 3 hours to arrive............. a decision.
3 He got angry and started shouting............ everyone.
4 I saw children throwing stones............ an old man.
5 A lot of people turned up at the concert, much............. my surprise.
6 By the time I arrived............. the pub, she'd already left.
7 I was amazed............. see Nuria after so many years.
8 I was amazed............. seeing Nuria after so many years.
9 Elizabeth invited me............ her wedding.
10 He aimed the gun............ the president's neck.
11 Alex asked me for a rubber so I threw it.............. him across the classroom.
12 We got............. the cinema just in time.

 

1        It took them 3 hours to come to a decision.
2        It took them 3 hours to arrive at a decision.
3        He got angry and started shouting at everyone.
4        I saw children throwing stones at an old man.
5        A lot of people turned up at the concert, much to my surprise.
6        By the time I arrived at the pub, she'd already left.
7        I was amazed to see Nuria after so many years.
8        I was amazed at seeing Nuria after so many years.
9        Elizabeth invited me to her wedding.
10       He aimed the gun at the president's neck.
11       Alex asked me for a rubber so I threw it to him across the classroom.

 

 

 

5. Fill the gaps below using the prepositions in the box once only.


across

in

on

straight

along

into

out

through

at

of

past

under


 

1 Go....................... of the building and turn left.
2 At the end...................... the street turn right.
3 ...................... the traffic lights turn right again.
4 Go...................... ahead until you come to a petrol station.
5 Turn left...................... Acacia Avenue.
6 Next, take the third turning..................... your right.
7 Go...................... the newsagent's and carry on until you come to a bridge.
8 Go...................... the bridge and on the other side you will see a park.
9 Go...................... the park until you come to Church St. on the other side, where you turn left.
10 Keep going. After about 300 metres, you go................... a railway bridge.
11 Keep going..................... Church St. for another 100 metres.
12
A: You'll see the tourist information office.................... front of you. You can't miss it.
B: Yeah, right. I think I'll take a taxi instead.

 


1       Go out of the building and turn left.
2       At the end of the street turn right.
3       At the traffic lights turn right again.
4       Go straight ahead until you come to a petrol station.
5       Turn left into Acacia Avenue.
6       Next, take the third turning on your right.
7       Go past the newsagent's and carry on until you come to a bridge.
8       Go across the bridge and on the other side you will see a park.
9       Go through the park until you come to Church St. on the other side, where you turn left.
10      Keep going. After about 300 metres, you go under a railway bridge.
11      Keep going along Church St. for another 100 metres.
12
A: You'll see the tourist information office in front of you. You can't miss it.
B: Yeah, right.

 

 

6. Fill each gap with during or for.

1    What do you do.................... the holidays?
2    The little boy was trapped under the rubble..................... six hours.
3    I had to wait for the bus this morning.................... more than 40 minutes. Boring!
4    I visited a lot of interesting places.................... my trip to Greece, including the island of Delos.
5    I never go out..................... the week.
6    They've been married...................... 15 years.
7    What did your father do.................... the general strike?
8    There were no incidents...................... this year's Oscar ceremony. Boring!
9    The Fellowship of The Ring lasted..................... more than two and a half hours. 
10  My Mum fell asleep..................... the film.
11  We had ice cream...................... the interval.
12  They were only together for about a year..................... the war.
13  He was talking about his work..................... at least two hours. Boring!
14  The boss was suddenly taken ill..................... the meeting. I think it was the cigar.
15  Tragically, Claudia and Carlos fell out..................... their honeymoon.

 



1       What do you do during the holidays?
2       The little boy was trapped under the rubble for six hours.
3       I had to wait for the bus this morning for more than 40 minutes. Boring!
4       I visited a lot of interesting places during my trip to Greece, including the island of Delos.
5       I never go out during the week.
6       They've been married for 15 years.
7       What did your father do during the general strike?
8       There were no incidents during this year's Oscar ceremony. Boring!
9       The Fellowship of The Ring lasted for more than two and a half hours. 
10     My Mum fell asleep during the film.
11     We had ice cream during the interval.
12     They were only together for about a year during the war.
13     He was talking about his work for at least two hours. Boring!
14     The boss was suddenly taken ill during the meeting. I think it was the cigar.
15     Tragically, Claudia and Carlos fell out during their honeymoon.

 

 



7.  Fill the gaps with eitherf for or to


1    Thank you................ helping me with my homework.
2    I need to go out............... buy some milk and sugar.
3    They went to London................ see the Crown jewels.
4    Here. This is................ you.
5    You'll need at least 12 Euros................ the train.
6    Don't forget to bring everything.............. tomorrow.
7    Take a jacket just................ be sure you don't get cold.
8    ............... the time being, everything's going well.
9    Sorry............... being late.
10  Simon's gone into town............... look................ a book.
11  I married him for better or............... worse.
12  ...............be a success in life, you need dedication.
13  Sorry............... interrupt but I've got a question.
14  She changed job............... a better salary.
15  She changed job............... get a better salary.
16  That has nothing................ do with it.
17  You shouldn't be in politics.............. the money.



1       Thank you for helping me with my homework.
2       I need to go out to buy some milk and sugar.
3       They went to London to see the Crown jewels.
4       Here. This is for you.
5       You'll need at least 12 Euros for the train.
6       Don't forget to bring everything for tomorrow.
7       Take a jacket just to be sure you don't get cold.
8       For the time being, everything's going well.
9       Sorry for being late.
10     Simon's gone into town to look for a book.
11     I married him for better or for worse.
12     To be a success in life, you need dedication.
13     Sorry to interrupt but I've got a question.
14     She changed job for a better salary.
15     She changed job to get a better salary.
16    That has nothing to do with it.
17     You shouldn't be in politics for the money.

 



8.  Fill the gaps with either from or of.

1    The film was different...................... what I expected.
2    She has a terrible fear....................... birds.
3    More than half....................... the city was affected by the flooding.
4    What we really need to know is the cause...................... the problem.
5   ...................... time to time we go and see a play at the theatre.
6    That was very kind...................... you to help my daughter with her homework.
7    Are you aware....................... the problem of cutting down the forests?
8    Children need to be protected....................... explicit programmes.
9    Have you heard...................... your brother lately? 
10  Have you heard...................... a book called Gheisha by Lesley Downer?
11  The student part of the city is south...................... the river.
12  The boss died....................... a massive heart attack.
13   I'm so tired...................... all the adverts on T.V.
14  What do you make...................... Wendy?
15   ...................... my point of view, Channel Two is the best one.
16   The famous T.V. personality was accused...................... stealing a jar of instant coffee.
17   I had problemswith that printer........................ the word go.
18   ...................... now on I'm going to go to bed early in the week.
19  He's suffering...................... hay fever.
20  Jemima reminds me..................... a cousin of mine.
21  So many people are terrified..................... spiders.
22  I borrowed an excellent book...................... the library last week.
23  Has this book been translated...................... Spanish to English?
24   It was good....................... you to come.
25  It was good....................... the start.

 

1    The film was different from what I expected.
2    She has a terrible fear of birds.
3    More than half of the city was affected by the flooding.
4    What we really need to know is the cause of the problem.
5    From time to time we go and see a play at the theatre.
6    That was very kind of you to help my daughter with her homework.
7    Are you aware of the problem of cutting down the forests?
8    Children need to be protected from explicit programmes.
9    Have you heard from your brother lately?
10  Have you heard of a book called Gheisha by Lesley Downer?
11  The student part of the city is south of the river.
12  The boss died of a massive heart attack.
13   I'm so tired of all the adverts on T.V.
14   What do you make of Wendy?
15   From my point of view, Channel Two is the best one.
16   The famous T.V. personality was accused of stealing a jar of instant coffee.
17   I had problems with that printer from the word go.
18   From now on I'm going to go to bed early in the week.
19   He's suffering from hay fever.
20   Jemima reminds meof a cousin of mine.
21   So many people are terrifiedof spiders.
22   I borrowed an excellent book from the library last weeOkO.
23   Has this book been translated from Spanish to English?
24   It was good of you to come.
25   It was good from the start.

 



9.  Fill the gaps with either in or on.

1   She keeps a cool head................. an emergency.
2   We go to the cinema once or twice a month.................. average.
3   I would say that................. balance you've made the right decision.
4   A BeautifulMind\s based................... a true story.
5   There have been great improvements.................. public transport in the last few years.
6   I'm not interested................ accounting at all, I'm afraid
7   Brian isn't very keen................. seafood.
8   The Fallas festival in Valencia is.................. March.
9   I prefer to use the Internet................. my own time.
10 Maggie! It's Sue................. the line for you.
11 There was a dog sitting................. the middle of the street.
12 Miguel was................ the phone for ages last night.
13 There was a lot of rubbish................. the street.
14 I know that word. It's................. the tip of my tongue.
15 I often buy a magazine to read................. the train.
16 It's not a bad movie................. the whole.
17 We arrived just................ time to catch the 08:12 train.
18 She's very reliable. She always arrives exactly.................. time.
19 Christian's always................. trouble with his parents.
20 What's................ TV tonight?

 

1    She keeps a cool head in an emergency.
2    We go to the cinema once or twice a month on average.
3    I would say that on balance you've made the right decision.
4    A Beautiful Mind is based on a true story.
5    There have been great improvements in public transport in the last few years.
6    I'm not interested in accounting at all, I'm afraid.
7    Brian isn't very keen on seafood.
8    The Fallas festival in Valencia is in March.
9    I prefer to use internet in my own time.
10  Maggie! It's Sue on the line for you.
11  There was a dog sitting in the middle of the street.
12  Miguel was on the phone for ages last night.
13  There was a lot of rubbish in the street.
14  I know that word. It's on the tip of my tongue.
15  I often buy a magazine to read on the train.
16  It's not a bad movie on the whole.
17  We arrived just in time to catch the 08:12 train.
18  She's very reliable. She always arrives exactly on time.
19  Christian's always in trouble with his parents.
20  What's on TV tonight?

 



10.  Fill the gaps with at, in, on or to.


1     I get................. work at 9.
2     I arrive................. work at 9.
3     We arrived................. Paris at five in the morning.
4     Samantha likes to stay................. bed all Sunday morning.
5     Clare's boyfriend's a nurse. He works.................. the hospital.
6     A: When's Jenny having her baby?

 

B:    Very soon. She's already................. hospital.
7     My beautiful fnend Claudia is lying.................. the beach.
8     We had lunch in a restaurant.................. the beach
9     I'm sorry. Maria's not here. She's.................. work.
10  What time will you arrive................. Bankok?
11  I have lunch................. school.
12  I arrived................. the station with half an hour to spare.
13  I have to be................. the office for half eight.
14  I always like to be................. the airport at least two hours before departure time.
15  I had the best time of my life................. university.
16  Give me a call when you get................. the bus station and I'll come and pick you up.
17  My plane arrives................. Gatwick Airport at four in the afternoon.

 



1     I get to work at 9.
2     I arrive at work at 9.
3    We arrived in Paris at five in the morning.
4     Samantha likes to stay in bed all Sunday morning.
5     Clare's boyfriend's a nurse. He works at the hospital.
6     A: When's Jenny having her baby?


B:      Very soon. She's already in hospital.
7        My beautiful friend Claudia is lying.................. the beach.
8        We had lunch in a restaurant at the beach
9        I'm sorry. Maria's not here. She's at work.
10      What time will you arrive in Bankok?
11      I have lunch at school.
12      I arrived at the station with half an hour to spare.
13      I have to be at the office for half eight.
14      I always like to be at the airport at least two hours before departure time.
15      I had the best time of my life at university.
16      Give me a call when you get to the bus station and I'll come and pick you up.
17      My plane arrives at Gatwick Airport at four in the afternoon.

 

 

 



11.  Fill the gaps with at, in or on.


1    It's ridiculous. The bank closes............. 2:30 pm.
2    I normally phone my girlfriend............. 10 o'clock every evening.
3    ........... 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
4    I love watching the James Bond film............. Christmas Day.
5    Jim had a terrible journey to Wales............. Christmas Eve 2003.
6    We're planning to go skiing.............. Easter.
7    She passed her driving test.............. March.
8    Some people study best.............. night but I prefer the morning.
9     I hate doing the shopping.............. Saturdays.
10  Valencia is too hot for me.............. summer.
11  ........... Sunday mornings I have coffee and toast for breakfast and read the newspaper.
12  She's always very grumpy first thing............ the morning.
13  I hate going out.............. the week.
14  We usually go out for dinner............. the weekend.
15   .......... Wednesday evenings I go to English class.

 

 

1       It's ridiculous. The bank closes at 2:30 pm.
2       I normally phone my girlfriend at 10 o'clock every evening.
3       In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
4       I love watching the James Bond film on Christmas Day.
5       Jim had a terrible journey to Wales on Christmas Eve 2003.
6       We're planning to go skiing at Easter.
7       She passed her driving test in March.
8       Some people study best at night but I prefer the morning.
9       I hate doing the shopping on Saturdays.
10     Valencia is too hot for me in summer.
11     On Sunday mornings I have coffee and toast for breakfast and read the newspaper.
12     She's always very grumpy first thing in the morning.
13     I hate going out in the week.
14     We usually go outfor dinner at the weekend.
15     On Wednesday evenings I go to English class.

 

 

 

 


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